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Tangipahoa in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp Moore #1

Walking Tour Stop 1

 
 
Camp Moore #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
1. Camp Moore #1 Marker
Inscription. Standing at this point and looking to your south toward the open field, you are looking at the western edge of the parade ground. To your right is the current railroad that once was used by the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, the line used to bring thousands of troops in from all over Louisiana. There was no train depot here at Camp Moore. Instead the men disembarked in the Town of Tangipahoa, ½ mile south, and then marched up here. In your immediate front, along the edge of this field where it meets the road and just past the driveway in your front is where a large two-story Commissary and Quartermaster House stood. All foodstuffs and quartermaster supplies for the various companies were issued here. Just past that point you will notice that the local road disappears to the left. It was in that area that the sutlers or merchant's shops, were located, just along the edge of Beaver Creek. Included in this lot were several restaurant shanties and a photographer. Just past the sutler area was Beaver Creek, which also formed the southern boundary of Camp Moore. If you were to continue around the bend in the road to the left. a large field opens on your front and right. This was the main camp for Camp Moore, where individual companies had their tents and company streets. Proceed to Marker No. 2.
 
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January 7, 2016
2. Camp Moore #1 Marker
Camp Moore. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 30° 53.078′ N, 90° 30.654′ W. Marker is in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker can be reached from Camp Moore Road (State Highway 1052) east of U.S. 51, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70640 Camp Moore Rd, Tangipahoa LA 70465, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Moore #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Moore (about 300 feet away); Camp Moore #6 (about 300 feet away); Camp Moore #5 (about 400 feet away); Camp Moore #3 (about 500 feet away); Camp Moore Confederate Soldiers Memorial (about 500 feet away); Camp Moore #4 (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tangipahoa.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Moore Museum and Cemetery. Site of the Largest Confederate Training Camp in Louisiana. (Submitted on January 25, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Moore #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
3. Camp Moore #1 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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